Lexington Public Library expands curbside service; Northside Branch to reopen

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington Public Library announced Tuesday that it will expand curbside service to all locations and reopen the Northside Branch, effective Monday, July 20. It will temporarily change operating hours to Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Curbside service, which began at the Eastside Branch on June 8, has provided nearly 3,500 library customers with reading materials to date. The additional locations and hours will expand access to all areas of the city. Customers should continue to place their items on “hold” using the Library website at www.lexpublib.org, and they will receive a notification when the items are ready.

The Northside Branch will be the first location to allow customers into the building since the library closed in March, though services will be limited.

“We know that many people rely on our public computers and WiFi to access crucial information, connect with benefits, and apply for jobs,” said Executive Director Heather Dieffenbach. “We are working to deliver these services in a safe and efficient way to serve our community’s needs.

“We are so appreciative of our customers, volunteers, and staff for their love, patience, and support since the COVID-19 pandemic drastically altered our world,” Dieffenbach added.

Detailed information will be updated regularly on our website at www.lexpublib.org as well as on our social media pages @lexpublib.